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In Pictures: What the UAE will look like after 2020

Posted by adminbhhs on February 6, 2020

In Pictures: What the UAE will look like after 2020

Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi have iconic developments coming up, here are some of them

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Expo 2020 Dubai promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience – a global six-month celebration of creativity, innovation, humanity and world cultures. But what after the six months? The entire venue will be converted to a permanent district – District 2020. Image Credit: Al Fursan

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After April in 2021, more than 80 per cent of the Expo-built structures will be retained and re-purposed for District 2020 Image Credit: Supplied

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Many other major structures, including Al Wasl Plaza and the Mobility Pavilion, will remain as permanent fixtures in District 2020. Image Credit:

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There is no doubt that the landscape of Dubai and the UAE will look different come 2021 – in time for the UAE’s 50th National Day. One of the most anticipated developments is the Dubai Creek Tower, its height set to trump Burj Khalifa’s to become the tallest building on Earth. Here we see a digital rendering of the proposed tower in the Dubai Creek Harbour project. Image Credit: Archives

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The Dubai Creek Tower is unique in design and is an observation tower offering 360° views from atop its deck. According to the designers, the architecture is influenced by the natural forms of the lily and evokes the shape of a minaret, a distinctive architectural feature in Islamic culture Image Credit: Supplied/Archives

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A six square-kilometer development in Deira, this project will change the façade of one of Dubai’s oldest areas drastically. The Dubai Creek Tower will be the main attraction within this project but that’s not all. Image Credit: Supplied/Archives

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Located between Al Maktoum and Floating bridges, the Jewel of the Creek project sprawls over 125,675 square metres and includes hotels, residential towers and restaurants in addition to a man-made lake and a waterfront promenade and marina for 65 berths. Image Credit: Archives

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The project also includes the construction of a 81-metre footbridge over Baniyas Street – which will be completed in the first quarter of 2020. Image Credit: Supplied

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A regular sight for motorists on the Sheikh Zayed Road, the Museum of the Future is an architectural marvel and a stunning ode to Arabic Image Credit: Antonin Kélian Kallouche/Gulf News

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This photo was taken at a temporary Museum of the Future exhibition set up during the World Government Summit – designed to emulate what it would be like inside Dubai’s permanent Museum of the Future Image Credit: Archives

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With beautiful Arabic calligraphy scripted all over its façade, the Museum of the Future, based in the heart of Dubai’s Business District is an architectural and design marvel Image Credit: Killa Design

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Scheduled for completion in 2025, the first phase of which is completed, the site is just five minutes from the city’s Corniche and 10 minutes from the Sharjah International Airport. Image Credit:

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Modern yet housed in old renovated structures, the project is aimed to be a conservatory for Sharjah’s national historical character and spans an area of 100,000 square-metres. The venue houses museums, souks and a hotel. Image Credit: WAM

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Surrounded almost entirely by water, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will have spectacular views of the Saadiyat Cultural District and the Arabian Gulf. Galleries, many unprecedented in scale, are distributed around the central atrium on four levels connected by glass bridges above. Image Credit: Archives

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One of the most anticipated projects in the capital, Zayed National Museum is on track to open in 2021. A structure dedicated to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – the founder of the UAE – both in design and content, the museum will provide a greater understanding of the history, culture and geography of the UAE. Image Credit: Archives

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Resembling an open book sitting on a rehl – a traditional lectern which holds the Quran – the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library is set to be an iconic structure worth global acclaim and is almost completed. Image Credit: Archives

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An artist’s rendering of Burj Jumeirah: A futuristic sail-shaped oval-faced building, the project was launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2019. The building will bear, literally, the Dubai ruler’s fingerprint as its base. Image Credit: Twitter / Dubai Holding

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Iconic in design the 550-metre building – with two cut halves joining in the middle – is expected to be completed in 2023. Image Credit: Dubai Media Office/ Twitter

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This UNESCO world heritage site is planned to become one of Sharjah’s premiere tourist destinations, due to its natural beauty, diversity of wildlife and its archaeological discoveries. Image Credit: Supplied

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Clymb, the latest attraction on Yas Island, is scheduled to open its doors to the public on November 29. Image Credit: Supplied

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2020 is a milestone year in many ways for the UAE – the biggest of which is hosting the Expo 2020 in Dubai. In addition to this, the country’s leaders have planned a lot of things which would alter the landscape of the country in time for the 50th year of the Union in 2021 and beyond. Image Credit: Dubai Media Office Twitter


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